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A roundup of autism papers and media mentions you may have missed.

September 2015
Week of AugustAug
31st
2015

Spotted: Replication fail; remembering Oliver Sacks

by  /  4 September 2015

Two-thirds of psychology studies can’t be replicated, and the world loses the great Oliver Sacks.

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August 2015
Week of AugustAug
24th
2015

Spotted: Screening stance; outlawed words

by  /  28 August 2015

The debate about autism screening resurges, and psychologists want to blacklist the term “autism epidemic.”

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Week of AugustAug
17th
2015

Spotted: Phony reviews; tracking trials

by  /  21 August 2015

Springer pulled 64 studies over faked peer reviews, and positive clinical trial results are hard to find.

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Week of AugustAug
10th
2015

Spotted: Building brains; classification controversy

by  /  14 August 2015

A 3D printer makes brains out of bio-ink, and researchers debate the number of types of neurons.

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Week of AugustAug
3rd
2015

Spotted: Bioethics backlash; screening strife

by  /  7 August 2015

Ethicists need to “get out of the way” of CRISPR, and researchers rally around routine screening for autism.

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July 2015
Week of JulyJul
27th
2015

Spotted: Student solution; media muddle

by  /  31 July 2015

Graduate students could solve science’s replication problem, and media attention is a blessing and a curse.

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Week of JulyJul
20th
2015

Spotted: CRISPR crisis; tools of the trade

by  /  24 July 2015

Editing the genome has never been easier, and theories about the brain are inextricably tied to technology.

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Week of JulyJul
13th
2015

Spotted: Identity crisis; chemical restraint

by  /  17 July 2015

Autism labels incite controversy, and a report exposes overmedication of people with autism.

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Week of JulyJul
6th
2015

Spotted: High hopes; remote diagnosis

by  /  10 July 2015

Marijuana gets scrutiny as an autism treatment, and a new app may enable remote diagnosis of autism.

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Week of JuneJun
29th
2015

Spotted: Sticking point; embryo ethics

by  /  3 July 2015

California might make vaccines mandatory, and religious figures may weigh in on the genetic engineering of embryos.

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